Next-Gen speaks with six games industry analysts (Michael Pachter, Billy Pidgeon, Colin Sebastian, Mike Hickey, Arvind Bhatia and Jesse Divnich) who weigh in on the potential impact of the rumored $399 40GB US PlayStation 3. The verdict within.
i think the 60gigs will still sell more its got by far more value 2 games plus an extra controller for 50 pounds more would have to be silly not to get that. in areas where the difference is more the 40gb will prob sell more there regardless increased ps3 sales no matter wat
The 60GB is a waaaaaaaaaaay better deal because the 40GB has no backwards compatibility.
"Lazard Capital Markets’ Colin Sebastian believes that there will be a “meaningful up-tick” in sales once a cheaper 40GB model is introduced, but a less-expensive console from Sony will have to be backed by a stronger third-party developer strategy.
“If Sony is focused on building a large installed base for the PS3, they need to lower the hardware price and give publishers additional incentives to create compelling content for the platform,” he says.
Janco Partners’ Mike Hickey says Sony can only do what it can with what it’s got this holiday. “We don’t think there is really anything Sony can do beyond a dramatic price cut and a verbal outcry for PS3 Blu-ray buyers to turn the tide of their dismal holiday sales outlook relative to the Xbox 360,” he says rather bleakly. “[From a software standpoint,] consumers seem to be struggling with the ‘why pay considerably more for considerably less?’ purchasing dilemma. We are increasingly less confident Sony will show anything remotely remarkable on the PS3 for this holiday.”
“The cheaper price point will only be drawing customers who already planned on purchasing the PS3 but were deterred by the price,” insists Jesse Divnich with The SimExchange. “Consumers have already made up their minds as to what systems they plan to purchase, or at least put on their list, this holiday season…. Microsoft need not be concerned with any short-term strategy Sony may implement…”"
And indeed the 60GB PS3 is a far better deal then the 40GB one...
Short term strategy, an emergency call to lower the price. Sony is pretty uncertain.
it only depends on how big a difference you where expecting for
pos3 was doomed to fail even before it came out Sony should recall all the pos3's before they lose majorly in this console war.
The 360 has games the pos3 has none at all that could save it and most games that are released for it are better on the 360 and upcoming games like uncharted and MGS4,FF13 Will be on the 360 some time next year
I was sure you were kidding.
You post is so stupid it makes me sad to see that you were serious.
You sad sad man.
yup, getting a 60gig fully BC this weekend. fvck the other skus.
Yup I'm going with the 60gb too
of course it will make a difference.
it has always been the price that kept people from buying a ps3.
PS3 will overtake 360 sales next year.
I would say personnally that it will take a little while to gather pace, but come december it will be certainly pulling in the holiday sales, next year will be sonys year, this year will be the Wii, The 360 will firmly get its heels dug in though, enough to unsettle sony.
That being said, everyone i know has been holding off buying the ps3 due to the price, i`m out on monday to pick up the 60gig sku before it disappears from the Uk, thought about the 360 but i`m worried about the hardware failures, whether it is a better system or not, i would like reliability regardless of Frame Rates.
Whatever happens its a good few years to come for all formats (maybe not the Wii though).
I bet even if sony would manage to sell 2mil consoles only in xmas season, other camp fanboys still wouldn't be satisfied just because they're console has sold more overall and claim 40gb made no difference.
Sonyhypekiller your are one little sick bastard out there, cause man ain't ya stupid you know what not in a million year that uncharted and MGS4,FF13 would come to 360 cause this game were to be publish on behalf of sony but MGS I'm not sure about it but FF13 and uncharted will never be on xbox 360, and if it uncharted and MGS4,FF13 came out to 360 the 360 is already dead by then so yeah you were hoping this game would coming to xbox 360, and if people were halo 3 were to come to ps3 you were like putting all of the SHIIT out from your mouth all at one man you are so sad, if you were so desperate wanting to play uncharted and MGS4,FF13 why don't you just buy ps3 or maybe you were too damn retarded admit you want it By the way uncharted and MGS4,FF13 you know it would never would come to 360 cause it would took like 5 discs to play it
Anytime anyone makes a product more affordable for the masses, it will make a difference. The real question is how much of a difference? Do I think SONY will over take the 360 or Wii during the months of November and December -- NO! I do thinks it's a great step in the right direction. We all have to realize that a lot of gamers are young kids as young as 12 or hell even 9 and to get a price point that allows parents to feel comfortable about their purchases is important. Only time will tell how much of a difference this price drop will make. I also think a lot of the critics are just full of crap!!! I really like SONY and they may have messed things up a little bit from the start but, I feel like they are honestly attempting to "right" a lot of their "wrongs"!
Right now I believe the price of the PS3 is bearable; while not optimal to all buyers it’s still at a much better price. While a lower price would make the PS3 a bit more marketable, the problem is the game library isn’t anywhere near that of the 360 and removing BC shrinks that library even more. The fact Sony still hasn’t released Home and the PSN still seems to have a problem getting demos in a timely manner. If Sony fixes those things (get more games, PSN, Home, help Developers) they would be at the same stadium as Microsoft. Price is just the wrong way to fight against Microsoft because they can easily drop the price of there console or add another SKU at a better value (Sony is removing functionality at its lower value).
More money for games.... I don't really use the multicard reader stuff but if I needed it I can get it later as the PS3 is more industry friendly with usb devices. Supposedly usb hubs work also on the PS3 and with the 40GB if I need more USB ports I am sure that won't be a problem either (not that I need it) as the market now has a reason to provide.
There are a lot of us types out there. We don't look back on games or still have working hardware from the previous generation so don't need another machine (especially if the machine is emulating)
A $399 PS3 WILL make a difference because all of my friends (even the 360 owners) would buy a $400 PS3 this holiday.
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